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La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville
(4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • The kids loved observe aquatic life in the huge aquarium of 10metres from top, impressive. Of course a few posts were visited much more quickly because of their young age. Pet the rays / baby sharks is an activity to do. The exhibition on the titanic is very well done, films, reconstitutions, great. In one of the buildings there is a simulator, attention to the claustrophobic, are not warned us but small rooms can be agonizing / gay. However there is always someone of the staff to help you reach the exit. A few bouncy castles allow a pleasant break. This tour lasts several hours but worth the trip. Not to mention the shop, richly supplied and to everyone's taste!
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  • Chance to come for a weekend in December with great weather and very little world. We were able to totally enjoy the place. And in 5 hours we have all seen at bottom we come back that's for sure
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  • Advice: come in the morning to visit because there will be 5: 00 despite a critical read on the aquarium, I find interesting. One criticism: the promenade under the interactive sea, would win after an improvement in the movies. In our time, there are movies in HD or 3 D which would be more realistic and it's a shame.
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  • Really interesting to walk around the submarine, I'd give the attraction that has specific time slots a miss though. That little section is a tacky gimmick.
  • Visited as we had a couple hours to pass before our ferry. The audio tour of the nuclear submarine was absolutely fascinating and we'd have loved to have had more time to fully explore the other exhibits, but did feel that for a shorter visit it was rather expensive at 18€ per person.
  • Good fun for children and very impressive nuclear submarine on display.
  • One of the main place to visit in Cherbourg, the most interesting place remains the submarin visit
  • Trop de monde !!!!!